Coronavirus Childcare Information

Many childminders, day nurseries and other day care settings have remained open to support families of key workers and vulnerable children during the pandemic. The majority of Doncaster's early years settings are now open to all children and operating under social distancing practices.

If your family is looking to get your child/children back into their usual childminders, day nurseries and preschools we would recommend that you contact them directly to arrange this.

If your usual provider is still closed and you would like to find an alternative setting for your child/children, the council’s Families Information Service team are on hand to support you, and match your child/children to the best option for them. If you need support to find a suitable childcare place, please contact Families Information Service at fis@doncaster.gov.uk or call 0800 138 4568 (Monday to Friday).

You can find information about local childcare provision on this page.

To help you find a childcare provider in your desired area, we have split the information into Doncaster's four locality areas - the table below shows some of the areas which come under each locality.

Central Central, Balby, Wheatley, Cantley, Bessacarr, Intake, Belle Vue, Hyde Park
East Armthorpe, Stainforth, Moorends, Dunscroft, Hatfield, Barnby Dun, Edenthorpe, Kirk Sandall, Thorne
North Adwick, Askern, Bentley, Carcroft, Highfields, Scawsby, Sprotbrough
South Conisbrough, Denaby, Rossington, Mexborough, Edlington, Finningley, Torne Valley, Bawtry, Tickhill

Childminders

Central

Name Ofsted Registration Number Registered to Care For Funded Places Telephone Number Family Hub Area
Alison King (Little Chicks Childminding Doncaster) EY224437 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07903 468118 Balby
Amanda Fitzgerald EY336506 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07540 828390 Balby
Donna Enderby EY408816 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07737 586241 Balby
Gillian Malcolm EY383321 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07862831212 Balby
Jessica Hoyland EY486403 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07732 900295 Balby
Joy Tallon (Twinkles Childminding) EY152010 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07812 373679 Balby
Keith A Fitzgerald EY405770 0+ years N/a 07540 828390 Balby
Lisa Booth (Tickletots) EY469047 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07799884623 Balby
Marie Black EY270315 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07730782812 Balby
Nicola Storey EY388977 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07809 544952 Balby
Rob King EY558605 0+ years N/a 07760614660 Balby
Samantha Keating (Sam's Little Stars Childcare) EY410429 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07796 083305 Balby
Sarah Mannion CA000015 - Rutland Agency 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07982 669818 Balby
Bethany Lloyd EY563233 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 7837862900 Cantley & Bessacarr
Carly Davis (Carly’s childcare services) 2502423 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07890912939 Cantley & Bessacarr
Caroline Tomlinson (Kiddiewinks Childminding Service) EY289768 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07976 232443 Cantley & Bessacarr
Claire Burkill EY319856 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07533 690206 Cantley & Bessacarr
Dawn Lloyd 502705 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07791 438860 Cantley & Bessacarr
Gail Meakin 317886 5+ years N/a 07780718565 Cantley & Bessacarr
Heather Surgey 317985 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07963121852 Cantley & Bessacarr
Lauren Parkinson-Haynes EY475239 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07539 298094 Cantley & Bessacarr
Louise Gannon EY445193 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07947 314459 Cantley & Bessacarr
Nicola Randall (Happy Days Childcare) EY405062 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07732 045193 Cantley & Bessacarr
Sharon Willoughby-Parker EY279037 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07432 149315 Cantley & Bessacarr
Diane Croxall EY479980 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07982 919182 Central
Joanne Kingston EY276626 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07860 569180 Central
Julie Duty 317773 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07906 523708 Central
Laura Groome (Lullabie To Laughter) EY545488 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07747480601 Central
Jasvinder Kaur EY417699 0+ years N/a 07722 728489 Intake & Belle Vue
Lisa Taylor (Little Buddies Childminding) EY413759 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07387319233 Intake & Belle Vue
Shirley A Fiori EY332857 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07989 313505 Intake & Belle Vue
Tracy Drury 317770 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07792 533960 Intake & Belle Vue
Alison Maxfield (Ali's Active Learners) EY246946 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07825 872802 Wheatley
Amanda Byrne EY311223 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07951 310430 Wheatley
Debra Hardcastle 317816 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07780 728686 Wheatley
Nicola Powell EY263158 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07952 518453 Wheatley

East

Name Ofsted Registration Number Registered to Care For Funded Places Telephone Number Family Hub Area
Alison Orpe 317910 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07901 981244 Armthorpe
Angela Smith EY383943 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07852 261153 Armthorpe
Beverly Probert EY376380 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07988 781067 Armthorpe
Jayne Askew EY482377 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07899 847765 Armthorpe
Laura Skelton 2552442 0+ years N/a 07834536749 Armthorpe
Lynne Donald EY548201 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07739394681 Armthorpe
Remi Kadejo (RK Childminding) EY538242 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07540646054 Armthorpe
Stephanie Wright (Auntie Steph's Childminding Service) EY392486 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 01302 300140 Armthorpe
Danielle Pegrum (New Adventures) EY489543 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07932 975987 Beak
Deborah Earle (Debbie-Day-Care) EY399732 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07834 522352 Beak
Jane Shelton 317963 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07796 565579 Beak
Marie Pringle EY219249 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07791541067 Beak
Annette Shaw - Annette's Quality Childcare 317700 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07714 602245 Dunscroft & Hatfield
Beverley Ince (Incy's Little Spiders) EY498242 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07743 373409 Dunscroft & Hatfield
Charlotte Killgallon (Charlotte's Little Learners) EY480102 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07885438580 Dunscroft & Hatfield
Helen Simonton EY448397 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07932 954521 Dunscroft & Hatfield
Katrina Smith 2574645 0-8 years N/a 07824832024 Dunscroft & Hatfield
Michael Shaw (Annettes Quality Childcare) EY402619 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07758 249385 Dunscroft & Hatfield
Sharon Goodwin (Goodwin Childcare) 317804 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07920 080016 Dunscroft & Hatfield
Andrea Barker (Saplings Childcare) EY276565 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07788 936710 Moorends
Lynsey Gilleard EY245916 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07743918538 Moorends
Jane Knight EY559200 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07902327641 Stainforth

North

Name Ofsted Registration Number Registered to Care For Funded Places Telephone Number Family Hub Area
Amanda Longstaff (Spinning Tots) EY284103 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07799 127457 Adwick
Christina Adey (Little Steps Childcare) 2515751 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07891187316 Adwick
Claire Greenough (Claire's Care Cubs) EY359182 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07701 005472 Adwick
Diana Simmons (Tiddlywinks Childminding) EY243290 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07738 057357 Adwick
Joanne Blunt (Bright Stars Childminding) EY450511 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07795 437874 Adwick
Manuela Paterson EY552770 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07450 712241 Adwick
Michelle Snow EY436279 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07966 047841 Adwick
Pauline Bullement (Tiny Turtles Childminding) EY431453 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07878 471242 Adwick
Rona Hetherington (Ro-Ro's) 317826 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07810 651440 Adwick
Susan Davison (Kindergarden Tots) 318015 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07881 572903 Adwick
Toni Moore (Jigsaw Childminding) EY248337 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07852 322554 Adwick
Tracey Holmes EY301062 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07983 600077 Adwick
Trudie Merryweather (Ladybugs Childminders) EY320299 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07894 538556 Adwick
Zenobie Bodenham CA000015 - Rutland Agency 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07908467982 Adwick
Ann Irwin EY382328 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07786 516222 Askern
Mandy E Spencer EY288603 0+ years 3 & 4 year olds 07766 717175 Askern
Sherry Barker 2546922 0-8 years N/a 07387984276 Askern
Amanda Gannon 317799 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07958 061120 Bentley
Jacqueline Adams 2533805 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07703833524 Bentley
Sally Rowe Childcare EY321431 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07890 650876 Bentley
Charlotte Herbert (Charlies Childminding) EY416848 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07944 016401 Great North Road
Julie Robinson EY333781 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07790133654 Great North Road
Karen Evans EY339739 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07769 288916 Great North Road
Lauren Sabin EY457904 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07933 522853 Great North Road
Lindsey Cross EY402987 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07974256450 Great North Road
Lisa Fairhurst EY331998 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07771 591163 Great North Road
Tina Shaw EY410123 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 079723 57747 Great North Road
Vikki Avery (The Nest) EY406017 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07495952624 Great North Road
Celia Greenhalgh EY562819 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07900900562 Sprotbrough
Dawn Holmes 317834 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07903 921839 Sprotbrough
Janine Reid Childminding Services EY289084 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07712 052426 Sprotbrough
Jennifer Warren EY459352 0+ years 3 & 4 year olds 07786 177957 Sprotbrough
Jillian Pawlett EY153289 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07765 570271 Sprotbrough
Julie Elliff EY353307 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07534 077202 Sprotbrough
Louise Fleetwood Childminding  EY468018 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07720 843424 Sprotbrough
Maria Calladine EY438372 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07707 157040 Sprotbrough
Victoria Milburn EY437148 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07828 397324 Sprotbrough
Victoria Mills EY494348 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07710 494500 Sprotbrough

South

Name Ofsted Registration Number Registered to Care For Funded Places Telephone Number Family Hub Area
Emma Beever EY545412 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07726299011 Denaby Main & Conisbrough
Jayne Bond EY361530 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07988 173330 Denaby Main & Conisbrough
Jessica Bond 2573415 0+ years N/a 07791684249 Denaby Main & Conisbrough
Joanne Clayphon EY546218 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07780 911769 Denaby Main & Conisbrough
Karen Bowes EY260143 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07984 803162 Denaby Main & Conisbrough
Sherie Ward EY339864 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07843 032758 Denaby Main & Conisbrough
Carol Hague 317813 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07976 843845 Edlington
Janice Jaques (Once Upon A Time) EY396635 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07539 277533 Edlington
Kathleen Wilkinson 2514364 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07565070261 Edlington
Linda Brewer 317713 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07541 113837 Edlington
Mandy Bestall EY294488 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07787 196663 Edlington
Mandy Emilio EY332589 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07894 709039 Edlington
Susan Homer EY384492 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07812 539437 Edlington
Amanda Cupitt EY222944 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07940 528739 Mexborough
Angela Kushner (Buddies childminders ) EY483113 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07962186253 Mexborough
Kathleen Britten EY552901 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07929667908 Mexborough
Louise Platts 2520540 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07736972436 Mexborough
Michael W Hindley  (Little Bear Childminders) EY423416 0+ years N/a 07505 109982 Mexborough
Nicola J Hindley (Little Bear Childminders) EY423434 0+ years N/a 07722 733757 Mexborough
Alison Bewsher (Alison's Childminding Services) EY420322 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07590819460 Rossington
Alison Black 317707 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07902690984 Rossington
Alison Moss (Dragonflies) EY540600 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 01302 274027 Rossington
Carolynne Levers EY473532 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07455 265877 Rossington
Claire Dickinson EY430791 0+ years N/a 07944 767123 Rossington
Deborah Darby 317759 0+ years N/a 07983 479632 Rossington
Elaine Sutton 317986 0+ years N/a 07751759968 Rossington
Jayne Fitzgerald (Jayne's Day Care) EY538851 0-8 years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07841531644 Rossington
Joanne Stewart EY271374 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07969 084213 Rossington
Judy P Horton EY306703 5+ years N/a 07815 592293 Rossington
Kerry McLaughlin CA000015 - Rutland Agency 0+ years N/a 07826387753 Rossington
Lucy Thompson EY546655 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07919285983 Rossington
Rachael Foote (Over The Rainbow Childcare) 2522164 0+ years N/a 07586483819 Rossington
Rachel Webb (Incy Wincy Spider Webbs) EY483738 0+ years 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07583 011520 Rossington
Ruth E Barnett 317848 5+ years N/a 07789 110734 Rossington

Nurseries and Pre-Schools

Central

Name Ofsted Registration Number Funded Places Telephone Address
Little Einsteins Wheatley EY335379 2, 3 & 4 year olds 01302 366430 Beverley Road, Doncaster, DN2 4JW
Clever Cloggs EY420311 2, 3 & 4 year olds 01302 215243 186 Sandringham Road, Intake, Doncaster, DN2 5JE
Little Learners EY318526 2, 3 & 4 year olds 01302 386730 C/O Yorksgire Residential School for the Deaf, Leger Way, Doncaster, DN2 6AY
Cavendish House EY363745 2, 3 & 4 year olds 01302 811111 Cavendish Court, South Parade, Doncaster, DN1 2DJ
St Mary's Day Nursery 2545639 2, 3 & 4 year olds 01302 532700 65 Bawtry Road, Bessacarr, Doncaster, DN4 7AD
Tiddlywinks Pre-school EY416442 2, 3 & 4 year olds 01302 533668 8 Bawtry Road, Doncaster, DN4 5NW
Bright Beginnings EY290457 2, 3 & 4 year olds 01302 850666 Balby Retail Park, Sandford Road, Doncaster, DN4 8EE
Racing Start 2501163 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07398111820 Intake Children's Centre, Ardeen Rd, Doncaster, DN2 5EU
Seedlings (Referral Only) EY563324 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07768325417 Maple Medical Pupil Referral Unit, Cedar Road, Doncaster, DN4 9HT
St Aidans Day Nursery EY398353 2, 3 & 4 year olds 01302 340412 10 Adlard Road, Wheatley Hills, Doncaster, DN2 5NH
Kinderkare Nursery EY318340 2, 3 & 4 year olds 01302 349499 247 Sandringham Road, Intake, Doncaster, DN2 5JG

East

Name Ofsted Registration Number Funded Places Telephone Address
Making Friends EY496435 2, 3 & 4 year olds 01405 947370 158 Marshlands Road, Moorends, Doncaster, DN8 4SB
Fledglings EY546415 2, 3 & 4 year olds 01302 840925 157 Station Road, Dunscroft, Doncaster, DN7 4JP
Small World Day Nursery 2545631 2, 3 & 4 year olds 01302 844485 Townend Farm, 70 High Street, Hatfield, Doncaster, DN7 6RY
Armthorpe Day Care EY291424 2, 3 & 4 year olds 01302 834646 The Old Surgery, Church Street, Armthorpe, Doncaster, DN3 3AH
Red Balloon EY542506 2, 3 & 4 year olds 01405 818383 20 Field Rd, Thorne, Doncaster DN8 4AF
Little Rascals 318118 2, 3 & 4 year olds 01302 882619 5 St. Nicholas Close, Edenthorpe, Doncaster, DN3 2QD
The Secret Garden Day Nursery EY491233 2, 3 & 4 year olds 01302 883291 82 High Street, Dunsville, Doncaster, DN7 4BX
         

North

Name Ofsted Registration Number Funded Places Telephone Address
Little Oaks Carcroft EY430589 2, 3 & 4 year olds 01302 330899 Carcroft Primary School, Owston Road, Carcroft, Doncaster, DN6 8DR
Little Oaks Woodlands EY430580 2, 3 & 4 year olds 01302 724707 89 Shaftesbury Ave, Woodlands, Doncaster, DN6 7TH
Apple Tree Day Nursery 318110 2, 3 & 4 year olds 01302 851156 62 Main Street, Sprotbrough, Doncaster, DN5 7RJ
Tall Trees EY307107 2, 3 & 4 year olds 01302 782981 The Sycamores, Scawthorpe, Doncaster, DN5 7UH
Arksey Willows EY480882 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07855047205 Arksey Primary School, Ings Way, Arksey, Doncaster, DN5 0TE
Danum Daisies EY479055 2, 3 & 4 year olds 01302 953810 Danum Daisies Day Care, The Bungalow, Grove Avenue, Doncaster, DN5 9BE

South

Name Ofsted Registration Number Funded Places Telephone Address
Little Einsteins Denaby EY413694 2, 3 & 4 year olds 01709 860046 Denaby Family Hub, School Walk, Denaby Main, DN12 4HZ
Hoglets 2519626 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07588889427 Austerfield Study Centre, High Street, Austerfield, Doncaster, DN10 6RG
Bright Sparks Day Nursery EY331865 2, 3 & 4 year olds 01302 868684 Rossington Miners Welfare Scheme, Grantham Street, Rossington, Doncaster, DN11 0TA
Rossington Early Learners (Term Time Only) EY473825 2, 3 & 4 year olds 01302 354546 Holmescarr Enterprise Centre, Grange Lane, Rossington, Doncaster, DN11 0LP
Making Friends St Michael's EY556101 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07435274649 Rossington St Michael's CofE Primary School, 16 Sheep Bridge Ln, Rossington, Doncaster, DN11 0EZ
Northgate Pre-School EY458942 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07547572906 St Marys CofE Primary & Infant School, St Marys Road, Tickhill, Doncaster, DN11 9LZ
Loversall Farm Day Nursery EY301820 2, 3 & 4 year olds 01302 311000 The Courtyard, Loversall Farm, Loversall, Doncaster, DN11 9DD
Tiny Treasures EY549004 2, 3 & 4 year olds 01709 858818 Wellgate, Conisbrough, Doncaster, DN12 3HW
Flying Start EY342554 2, 3 & 4 year olds 01302 802070 9 Second Ave, Finningley, Doncaster DN9 3GBP
Pollywiggle EY474035 2, 3 & 4 year olds 01709 589074 Mexborough Family Hub, Wath Road, Mexborough, South Yorkshire , S64 9ED
Mini Me'Zzz Childcare 2577929 2, 3 & 4 year olds 07842957261 Caretakers Bungalow,Tornedale Infant School, Gattison Lane, New Rossington, Doncaster, DN11 0NQ
Mexborough Day Nursery EY537425 2, 3 & 4 year olds 01709 252090 24 Adwick Road, Mexborough, Doncaster, Mexborough, S64 0DB
Wilsic Road 318125 2, 3 & 4 year olds 01302 742629 11 Wilsic Road, Tickhill, Doncaster, DN11 9JG
Leaps and Bounds EY276443 2, 3 & 4 year olds 01302 867531 Bond Street, Rossington, Doncaster, DN11 0BZ

A number of Doncaster schools also provide provision for 2-year-olds. This is currently available at Windhill, Toll Bar and Hawthorn Primary Schools.

FAQs

Who can access a childcare place?

Since the 1 June, early years settings have been able to welcome back all children. Primary schools in England started to welcome back children in key transition years – nursery, reception, year 1 and year 6.

From 15 June, secondary schools, sixth form and colleges stated to offer some face-to-face support for:
  • pupils in year 10 and year 12
  • 16 to 19 learners in the first year of a 2-year study programme
The government have given flexibility for primary schools to welcome back additional children this term, in group sizes of no more than 15, and only if it is safe to do so. Your school will contact you if it is able to welcome back additional children. It will be up to individual schools to decide which children to invite back.

*If you have a child in nursery, reception, year 1 or year 6 and have not yet taken up on the offer of a place for your child, your school may be in touch to ask if you intend to send your child back this term. If you do not, the school may choose to offer this capacity to another pupil.

My employer has told me I must return to work but I can’t find any childcare, what should I do?

Parents are advised to get in touch with Families Information Service who will be able to help them find available childcare. Due to the current circumstances, this might be different from the setting your child usually attends. In the event that a child moves to a different setting, important information should be provided by the parent or carer to the new setting on day one, including emergency contact details, dietary requirements and medical needs to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of the child.

Can my child attend two different settings?

Wherever possible, children should attend just one setting - parents should be encouraged to minimise, as far as possible, the number of education and childcare settings their child attends. Childminding settings should consider how they can work with parents to agree how best to manage any necessary journeys, for example pick-ups and drop-offs at schools, to reduce the need for a provider to travel with groups of children.

Can my child attend before and after school clubs?

The Government has now agreed that providers of wrap around care, including before and after school clubs, that operate exclusively on school premises or in early years setting are able to provide a service as long as they follow the protective measures guidance.

I have a school-aged child. I need to return to work but my school doesn’t have a place available, what can I do?

You can use an Ofsted registered childminder, or a childminder who is registered with an Ofsted registered Childminder Agency. You can use a registered childcare provider, for example, a nursery. Childcare providers are allowed to care for children of all ages from 1 June as long as they are able to able to effectively follow Government guidelines.

The Government has now agreed that providers of wrap around care, including before and after school clubs, that operate exclusively on school premises or in early years setting are able to provide a service as long as they follow the protective measures guidance.

Furthermore, the Government has announced that from the 4th July, settings that offer holiday provision can open. Further information can be found here.

I have two children one in the early years, and one school aged. Can both children attend a childminder?

Yes, childminders are allowed to care for children of all ages in line with their Ofsted registration as long as they can effectively follow Government and EYFS guidelines.

Can my childminder drop-off and pick up from other settings?

The Government guidance says that childminding settings should consider how they can work with parents and carers to agree how best to manage any necessary journeys, for example pick-ups and drop-offs at schools, to reduce the need for a provider to travel with groups of children.

My child usually goes to school in the morning and the local nursery in an afternoon where they offer after school care. Can they still go?

Children should attend just one setting wherever possible and parents should be encouraged to minimise as far as possible the number of education and childcare settings their child attends. However, the Government has now agreed that providers of wrap around care, including before and after school clubs, that operate exclusively on school premises or in early years setting are able to provide a service as long as they follow the protective measures guidance. Settings should also work closely with the school or early years provider that their children attend to ensure that, as far as possible, they are keeping children in the same small consistent groups that they are in throughout the day. If that is not possible, children should be kept in small consistent groups from one day to the next wherever possible.

The school holidays are coming – can I book a place at my child’s usual holiday club?

The Government has announced that from the 4th July, settings that offer holiday provision can open. Further information can be found here.

Last updated: 02 July 2020 11:39:27